The hengeyokai (also known as katanga in Malatra) were an incredibly varied species of shapechangers. They believed themselves descended from humans. Hengeyokai are intelligent, shapechanging animals, able to shift freely between human and Raccoon dog, +2 Str, +4 Wilderness Lore when tracking by scent. In animal form, a hengeyokai has the Size, Speed, AC, In hybrid form, a cat has a +4 racial bonus to Balance checks.
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Join Date Jan Posts 2, For example, a sparrow hengeyokai might have a sharply pointed nose, while a rat hengeyokai might have beady eyes and a long mustache. The new form lasts until you change forms again. The front cnd, wings, or fins change into hands, capable of gripping and using normal equipment. From a role playing perspective they are Fey creatures and can be seen to come from the Feywild.
When a hengeyokai in animal form assumes hybrid form, her equipment returns to its normal form and magic items resume functioning. You gain the False Form powers. Views Read Edit View history. Am I an animal who can become an human or reverse? A common myth-related saying suggests kitsunes tend to have seven different forms they can assume.
As popular as kitsunes in its home country, the tanuki myths have had a hard time getting abroad, mostly because of a certain bowdlerization issue. When the flavor has been changed so that this template is no longer applicable please remove this template.
Nature’s Mask is confusing; do you only get the benefits in animal form? Without a doubt the most obscure of the “true” hengeyokai, itachi are shapeshifting weasels feared for their potent non-shapeshifting magic, which includes hypnotising people to become their slaves and gathering in groups to create huge firestorms.
Precise behavior will depend a lot on which type of hengeyokai you’re actually dealing with, and even then, there’s often a certain amount of fluidness – kitsune, for example, can be anything from free-wheeling hedonistic party-girls to enigmatic seductresses to playful pranksters.
You’re a race that lives as an animal for about a century. No, only while you’re fully in animal form. You gain a burrow speed equal to half your speed, but you cannot burrow through solid stone.
Are ampihibious in animal and hybrid form. Beyond being natural monsters to hengeypkai and include in games with more of an oriental theme, hengeyokai have appeared in two different roleplaying games. Their hybrid form tends to be an anthropomorphic animal with traits resembling that of their human form fur color resembles human hair color, same general build, etc.
Cat, Monkey, Raccoon Dog, Rat: Check out our Getting Hengyeokai Guide! But technically they were designed for the Kara Tur setting That said, the historical source is Japanese mythology. Ads by Project Wonderful! Submit a new link. At levels 5, 9, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, and 30 the fox hengeyokai can choose to grow an extra tail so a level 5 fox hengeyokai could chose to have two tails instead of one, while a level 17 fox may choose to have anywhere between one and five tails.
They are also deaf in animal form, using telepathy to communicate with animals and other henngeyokai. Githzerai – Minotaur – Shardmind – Wilden.
Hengeyokai tend to be flighty and weak-willed. Hengeyokai have the size, speed, AC, damage rating, and physical ability scores shown on Table 1—3: They typically operate from the shadows, manipulating others to do their will rather than doing it themselves. You gain a movement benefit based on your form.
You can deceive not only others but your very own nature to take on the appearance of another. You otherwise retain your game statistics.
D I just loved this race as a whole, seemed the most appropriate for my ranger. This is perhaps the dndd way to handle it, because hengeyokai actually covers a wide variety of different animals who just happen to have “assume human form” as a common trait, but it seems fairly cemented in tradition: Just collecting my thoughts; The reflex bonus is boring and not mechanically necessary. Their name literally means “whore spider” in its original format, although politeness means the modern version of their name is written with characters that translate as “entangling bride”.
Most apps include their own filtering systems. Add in that the real animal, commonly known as the “raccoon dog”, was only native to East Asian and that this sometimes lead to translators referring to them as “raccoons” or “badgers”, and they’ve had a hard time getting known, although since the s that factor has basically gone away. You can breathe underwater. Effect You change into your human, Tiny animal, or hybrid form.
Feel free to forward your thoughts and requests to WotC, fnd the hengeyokai can benefit from them!
Their aliases tend to have some allusion to something sacred, and are also likely to end in the -ri suffix. Again, though– mechanically boring.
You are considered a shapechanger for the purpose of effects that relate to that keyword. Most hengeyokai are chaotic, with a strong independent streak. By concentrating and tapping dnr your nature, you can change shape to varying degree.